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DBMS > PostGIS vs. RocksDB vs. Snowflake

System Properties Comparison PostGIS vs. RocksDB vs. Snowflake

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NamePostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSpatial extension of PostgreSQLEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)Cloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelSpatial DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score23.90
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score4.00
Rank#84  Overall
#11  Key-value stores
Score123.20
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitepostgis.netrocksdb.orgwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationpostgis.net/­documentationgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikidocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperFacebook, Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release200520132014
Current release3.4.2, February 20248.11.4, April 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL v2.0Open Source infoBSDcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageCC++
Server operating systemsLinuxhosted
Data schemeyesschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.yesnoyes
Secondary indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnoyes
APIs and other access methodsC++ API
Java API
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnouser defined functions
Triggersyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLhorizontal partitioningyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infobased on PostgreSQLyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyesACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyes infobased on PostgreSQLnoUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication

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